When you prepare to go fishing if you are a novice or a seasoned angler, above all SAFETY should be a priority. If you are going Sea Fishing get information on weather conditions and Tide Times. Local Tide Times and conditions are posted on our Facebook page each day. Wherever you go fishing, let someone know where you are going and when you will return home.
Wear suitable clothing. Waterproof clothing is essential for adverse weather. Floatation suits are poular with sea anglers as they afford the wearer warmth and a degree of life preserving protection for an angler falling into water. Footwear with good sole grips for uneven or wet ground is essential. Waders, Thigh, Waist or Chest waders are useful for the angler who likes to venture into the shallows at the riverbank or Lakeside. Never wear waders to go Sea Fishing!! also one should be aware not to venture into deep water whilst wearing waders.
A Mobile Phone can be invaluable as a means of contact in an emergency, also using the torch / camera flash to signal where you are. Try and make sure you have a signal where you are fishing. Although it requires extra expense, having a second mobile phone on a different network can be very handy. Headlamps and good torches are also handy accessories, carry one in your tackle box and make sure you have good batteries. Furthermore, Allways let someone know where you are going to be fishing, try and go with a companion. Also if you are new to fishing try and go fishing with someone who is experienced and knows the area.
Wherever you are Fishing please remember to clean up your discarded terminal tackle, packaging, etc. for the safety of wildlife and other Anglers.